Friday night bay racing is a great way to get your weekend kicked off. All classes are open to compete and standard handicapping rules are utilized.
The bay racing series consists of ten races. The first is on Memorial Day, at 1:00 PM, and the last on Labor Day at 6:30 PM. The other eight races are on Friday nights at 6:30 PM throughout the summer, but not every Friday night. The schedule detail is published under the "Bay Racing Links" below, with the next events being shown below. in "Upcoming Events."
The boats range from 24 feet to 40 feet in length. Fifteen to twenty will register for the series and ten to twelve will be on starting line on any given race. All races start and finish in front of the Yacht Club.
The fleet is divided into two divisions. The faster boats start first so the do not catch the slower boats that start second. The course distance is between 2 and 4 nautical miles. The length is dependent on the wind velocity. The boats must finish within 1 1/2 hours of the start time to be scored.
The low point scoring system is used. The first boat gets one point, the second two points and so on. Only seven races count so if a boat sails ten races he can throw out his worst three races. At the end of the the season the points are totaled and the boat with the fewest is the winner. Awards are given out for both divisions at a banquet at the end of the season.
To enter the Friday Night Bay Series on-line at YachtScoring.com
For more information contact Bay Racing Chairman Jack Sukala